Director: Ferenc Olasz
The church of the West Hungarian town of Velemer was built at the beginning of the 14th Century, and was decorated by frescoes. Some of these still survive, and the film gives, without narration, an account of these medieval paintings on the fashionable iconographic themes of the times: such as the Annunciation, the Four Evangelists, the Three Kings, and the Crucifixion.
The film presents the two most well-known paintings, "The Lonely Cedar" and "Pilgrimage to the Cedar Tree" by the famous Hungarian painter, Csontváry. ... More »
Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka (1853-1919), a highly individual Hungarian artist, took up painting at the age of 41. He developed an individual style and a personal symbolism that became appreciated only … More »
Hungarian wooden grave-posts are of ancient origin — some survived from pre-Christian times. Originally, the posts had no inscriptions; the personal details of the deceased were revealed by the… More »